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    When Applying this powder do you need to polish the aluminum first?
    Can they be done raw (no polish)
    Or over chrome powder coat

    I am wanting to get my rims done like this: http://forum.caswellplating.com/phot.../size/big/cat/

  • #2
    Re: Black Chrome Question

    Always polish to the desired shine and finish BEFORE plating or finishing. A thin metal plate even the black chrome will only show any imperfections...

    Strip
    Clean
    POLISH

    then plate or treat...

    Ed

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    • #3
      Re: Black Chrome Question

      Originally posted by erckgillis View Post
      Always polish to the desired shine and finish BEFORE plating or finishing. A thin metal plate even the black chrome will only show any imperfections...

      Strip
      Clean
      POLISH

      then plate or treat...

      Ed
      Sorry I wasn't clear, I was asking about the black chrome powder coat.

      If i was to media blast the aluminum and not polish it will it come out looking good still?

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      • #4
        Re: Black Chrome Question

        If that black chrome is not a translucent/candy color you should be fine. Obviously you don't want too knarly of a blast profile.

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        • #5
          Re: Black Chrome Question

          Originally posted by Harleydad View Post
          If that black chrome is not a translucent/candy color you should be fine. Obviously you don't want too knarly of a blast profile.
          It is listed under the "candy" section of casewell's.

          But I think it is a translucent black color.

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          • #6
            Re: Black Chrome Question

            In that case, if you don't want to polish then all nice shiney, a base coat of x-treme chrome or the like should work for ya. If you decide to polish first, be sure you remove all the polishing compound before pc'ing.

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            • #7
              Re: Black Chrome Question

              Would putting the x-treme chrome under the "black Chrome" look the same as polishing the aluminum first?

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              • #8
                Re: Black Chrome Question

                as Ed said the better the substrate looks, the better the finish will look.
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                • #9
                  Re: Black Chrome Question

                  Thanks for all your help guys.

                  I went down and talked to the powder coat shop. And they recommend using a chrome base and using there blue chrome. Which does have a slight green hue to it, but is most accurate to actual black chrome..He quoted me about $80-90 a wheel, does that sound right for a two stage color.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Black Chrome Question

                    sorry i ment black chrome

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                    • #11
                      Re: Black Chrome Question

                      black chrome from caswell is a candy ( tint)
                      i got nice results over polished parts and over real chrome plating.
                      over extreme chrome and near chrome bases i did not like the results at all
                      and over bare metal was plain ugly
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                      baz

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                      • #12
                        Re: Black Chrome Question

                        Originally posted by baz View Post
                        black chrome from caswell is a candy ( tint)
                        i got nice results over polished parts and over real chrome plating.
                        over extreme chrome and near chrome bases i did not like the results at all
                        and over bare metal was plain ugly
                        Same here, I used Tiger Drylacs black chrome and did not care for the green hue it has over extreme and bare metal. Yes, that seems to be decent price for the wheels, depending on how tough they are to strip.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Black Chrome Question

                          The powder that the coater is using is Tiger Dylac, and it does have a slight green hue to it. BUT, if you look at really black chrome plating it has a slight green hue to it.

                          The wheels will have this color to them at the end...
                          http://hdwheels.com/images/40-60_Spo...0and%20Hub.jpg

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